remission

noun
re·​mis·​sion | \ ri-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce remission (audio) \

Definition of remission

1 : the act or process of remitting
2 : a state or period during which something is remitted

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Examples of remission in a Sentence

The patient is in remission. a temporary remission of symptoms He was given remission for good behavior.
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Recent Examples on the Web But patients given placebo also did well: 34% went remission in one study, and 27% in the other. Olivia Goldhill, Quartz, "Ketamine’s promise as an antidepressant is being undermined by its lack of profit," 6 Aug. 2020 Having surpassed a decade in remission, LeBlanc said she’s been released from an oncologist and is now seeing a physician assistant. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Komen Houston Race for the Cure goes virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic," 30 Sep. 2020 Thankfully, Hustle’s prognosis is good: in January, her cancer went into remission. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Apple Music's Karlie Hustle on Getting Cancer, Finding Perspective & the New Film That Documents It All," 28 Sep. 2020 The effects often linger long after the cancer itself is in remission and the patient no longer requires therapy. Larry Luxner, sun-sentinel.com, "Israeli researchers discovering how stress affects fight against COVID-19," 16 Sep. 2020 She was diagnosed in 2006, and since being in remission, has worked to raise awareness about the importance of early detection. Sheryl Crow, PEOPLE.com, "Sheryl Crow Pens Essay on Breast Cancer Screening Amid Pandemic: 'I'm Making a Personal Request'," 15 Sep. 2020 Now a celebrated chef with his condition in remission, Mr. Williams continues to draw on lessons learned during that challenging time. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "20-Minute Recipe: Summery Mussels With Pesto," 26 Aug. 2020 Louis-Dreyfus, who is now in remission, shared details of their call on Thursday night while serving as the host for the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention, when Biden officially accepted the Democratic presidential nomination. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Joe Biden Was ‘One of the First People’ to Call Julia Louis-Dreyfus After Her Cancer Diagnosis," 21 Aug. 2020 While Jacob Medina was in remission, an inaugural high school baseball tournament in his name was already in the works. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "Former Perry player Jacob Medina to be remembered with baseball tournament," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of remission

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for remission

Middle English remissioun "release from obligation, forgiveness," borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French remissiun, borrowed from Latin remissiōn-, remissiō "sending back, release, abatement, cancellation (of a debt)" (Late Latin, "forgiveness, as of sins"), from remittere "to send back, release, relax, waive (a debt, punishment)" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at remit entry 1

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20 Oct 2020

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“Remission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remission. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for remission

remission

noun
How to pronounce remission (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of remission

: a period of time during a serious illness when the patient's health improves
formal : the act of reducing or canceling the amount of money that you owe
British : the reduction of a prison sentence

remission

noun
re·​mis·​sion | \ ri-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce remission (audio) \

Kids Definition of remission

: a period of time during a serious illness when there are few or no symptoms

remission

noun
re·​mis·​sion | \ ri-ˈmish-ən How to pronounce remission (audio) \

Medical Definition of remission

: a state or period during which the symptoms of a disease are abated cancer in remission after treatment — compare arrest, cure entry 1 sense 1, intermission

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remission

noun
re·​mis·​sion | \ ri-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce remission (audio) \

Legal Definition of remission

: the act or process of remitting

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